Basketball

PC girls take care of rival CC

CRESSON - Coming into the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section I opener, the Penn Cambria girls basketball team had a height advantage over Central Cambria.On Friday night, the Lady Panthers took advantage of that size and length inside to defeat the Lady Red Devils, 53-39."When they ...

Chobany keys Portage rout

PORTAGE - Emily Chobany had 18 points and added four assists in Portage's 58-27 rout of Meyersdale in high school girls basketball Thursday.Olivia McCabe added 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as the Lady Mustangs led 38-11 at halftime.Katie Nolan had eight points and four steals for ...

Area high school sports postponement list

Here is a list of area high school sporting events the Mirror was notified were postponed for today as of 3:30 p.m.BOYS BASKETBALLLatrobe at Altoona, ppd. to Feb. 1Williamsburg at Bellwood-Antis, ppd. to FridayGIRLS BASKETBALLClaysburg-Kimmel at Juniata Valley, ppd. to Feb. 6Glendale at West ...

Sports stories of the year

Bill O'Brien has done a wonderful job of guiding the Penn State football program through uncharted treacherous waters.Whether he will continue to do so in 2014 remains a question that has yet to be answered.As the year 2013 came to a close, O'Brien, 44, was one of the top candidates for the ...

looking back at 2013 in Mirror area sports

JANUARYn Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett decides the state will sue the NCAA over its penalties against the Penn State football team because of the Jerry Sandusky scandal from 2012.n After many reports that NFL teams were interested in talking to him, PSU football coach Bill O'Brien announces ...

MVP Peck propels Pirates past P-O

WILLIAMSBURG - Williamsburg High School junior forward Randilyn Peck thinks the Lady Pirates' basketball team plays as a family.On Monday night, in the girls championship game of the Williamsburg Lady Pirate Boosters Holiday Basketball Tournament, Peck served as the family's breadwinner.Peck ...

NBC’s Diehl scores 34 in victory

LOYSBURG - Kyler Diehl erupted by scoring 34 points in leading Northern Bedford past Mount Union, 50-45, in an Inter-County Conference non-divisional game in high school boys basketball Monday.Blake Over posted a double-double with 12 rebounds and 12 assists as the Panthers improved to 8-1.B.J. ...

Hustle helps Heights win tourney

PATTON - Midway through the fourth quarter of the Cambria Heights Christmas Tournament championship game, Nick Milanesi lunged for a loose ball near the scorer's table and heaved it all the way under the Highlanders basket.Nathan Patrick chased the ball down, got to it just as it was crossing ...

Female Athlete of Week: Kendrick always gives max effort

Name: Breana KendrickSchool: Tussey MountainAge: 17Grade: JuniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Kendrick scored 32 points and was named the MVP of the Richland Tournament, helping the Lady Titans to wins against Homer-Center and Conemaugh Valley.Season update: Kendrick is ...

Male Athlete of Week: Slagenweit a very steady leader

Name: Zach SlagenweitSchool: CentralAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Slagenweit scored 52 points as the Scarlet Dragons posted wins over Tyrone, Northern Bedford and Williamsburg and was named the MVP of the Blue Pirate Boosters Tournament.Season update: ...

BG girls fall to Blairsville

People might want to call the Blairsville High School girls' basketball team the Comeback Kids after their victories in the BG Holiday Classic.Trailing by as many as 12 points in the second quarter and by 10 at the half, the Lady Bobcats rallied to stun Bishop Guilfoyle, 56-54, in Saturday's ...

Tyrone pulls away in fourth to win tourney

TYRONE - As many outstanding offensive performances Tyrone coach George Gripp has seen from his guards, that was not the case on Saturday in the Northern Blair Kiwanis Tournament championship game against Chestnut Ridge.Guards Brandon Gripp and Jordan Miller, the Golden Eagles' two leading ...

Lady Lions can’t hold off Gateway in Jaffa final

For the first three quarters of Saturday afternoon's AASD Jaffa Shrine Holiday Classic finals, the Altoona girls basketball team trailed just once, when Gateway briefly pulled ahead 16-14 with 5:36 remaining in the second quarter.The Lady Lions' defense - particularly their full court press - ...

Guilfoyle gets off to good start in title win

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team got off to an early start Saturday with a morning shoot-around and followed suit once its game against Fairview actually started.The Marauders turned the ball over just twice in the first half while building a double-digit lead that they clung ...

Lady Warriors building steam

EVERETT - The Everett girls basketball team has used its holiday tournament as a springboard to success after the New Year.After capturing their third straight title of the Everett Holiday Tournament with a 54-26 trouncing of Bedford, Lady Warrior coach Keith Moyer would like history to repeat ...

Carroll goes 2-0; Tussey, Portage win tournaments

MARTINSBURG - Britt Krug and Courtney Link scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, to lead Bishop Carroll to a 76-64 win over Central in the Maxwell Transportation Tournament in girls high school basketball on Saturday.BC's Alli Farabaugh scored 12 points and was named to the all-tournament ...

Huskies run by Central Cambria

EBENSBURG - Opposing teams facing the Bishop Carroll boys basketball team usually fall victim to playing at the fast-paced, frenetic style that the Huskies employ.Their full court pressure can speed up the opposition and force them into uncharacteristic turnovers. Count Central Cambria as ...

Cerully, Brown key Claysburg’s victory

EVERETT - Tournament MVP Carter Cerully and Tyler Brown led a balanced attack with 12 points apiece as Claysburg-Kimmel evened its record by defeating West Branch in the finals of the Everett Tournament, 56-47, in high school boys basketball Saturday.Claysburg, which also got 10 points and 13 ...

Lady Lions cruise to easy victory

The Altoona girls basketball team has had a frustrating 1-4 start to the season. The Lady Lions got to take out some of that frustration Friday against West Catholic on the girls side of the Altoona Area School District Jaffa Shrine Holiday Classic tournament.Altoona jumped all over the Lady ...

Dragons use FTs to topple Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG - Good basketball teams can create turnovers, control the ball and clock offensively and make free throws.Considering Central went 31-of-38 from the line, forced 28 turnovers and held the ball for the majority of the fourth quarter in its 64-55 win over Williamsburg Friday in the ...